Terminal problem with the admin connection.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by HelpwouldHelp, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. HelpwouldHelp macrumors newbie

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    Hello !
    Well after reading articles tutorials and more about terminal I wanted to try it myself but once I went on it the window wasn't the same as it should have been....
    So yeah can anyone please tell me what I did wrong or what I should do ?
    I put the link of the window I get, normally it should say
    welcome to Darwin ! then localhost etc.
    Btw where it's erased is because it was showing my full name.
    Thank you for the help !!
     

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  2. LPZ macrumors 65816

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    What you got seems normal to me. You've gotten a bash shell and a command prompt. Perhaps you were reading old tutorials?

    As a harmless test to build your confidence, you could try a simple command. Type

    cal 2010

    and press return. You should get a calendar for the current year!
     
  3. HelpwouldHelp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thank you !!!!!!!!!

    by any chance would you know some websites with tutorials for my version ?
     
  4. LPZ macrumors 65816

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    Maybe just start by looking at "Terminal Help" (cleverly located in the Terminal application's Help menu). That and the links it supplies should get you started. Basically you need to learn about the unix operating system that underlies OS X, which is what the Terminal command line lets you access.

    Good luck.
     

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